Economy

Centre approves AMRUT funding for 13 cities in six states

Navadha Pandey New Delhi | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on February 24, 2016

The Ministry of Urban Development has approved an investment of ₹495.11 crore for 13 cities in 6 states under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Action Plans for 2015-16, an official statement on Wednesday.

Investment plans for water supply, sewerage networks and septage management, storm water drains, urban transport and provision of green spaces were cleared for Assam ₹186.27 crore, Jammu & Kashmir ₹171 crore, Goa ₹59.44 crore, Tripura ₹36.62 crore, Meghalaya ₹22.81 crore and Puducherry ₹18.97 crore.

“The Centre will bear 90 per cent of the project costs in North-Eastern states and J&K, 100 per cent for Puducherry and 50 per cent of the cost in Goa,” the statement added.

With these approvals, the Ministry has so far approved Atal Mission Action Plans for 2015-16 for 483 mission cities in 26 states and Union Territories with a total investment of ₹20,491 crore for augmenting water supply, including provision of water taps, expanding sewerage network services, including provision of sewer connections to individual households, storm water drains, urban transport and green spaces.

Published on February 24, 2016
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